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Honda Pilot vs Toyota Highlander

A midsize SUV may be the perfect way for you and your family to conquer the roads of Fresno, Clovis, and Visalia. In this 2019 Honda Pilot vs. Toyota Highlander car comparison, we want to show you two top SUVs in the segment.

See the 2019 Pilot and Highlander go head-to-head, so you can decide which one has all the qualities you need in a vehicle. If you have any questions, reach out to us at Selma Honda!

 

Pilot vs Highlander: Spacious Caravans

Have a large family to cart around? Need some extra room for grandparents, cousins, friends, and more? The Pilot and Highlander can deliver: Both offer seating for up to eight passengers. If you want to give the second-row passengers a first-row experience, available captain’s chairs will boost their comfort.

With second-row captain’s chairs, these SUVs can carry seven passengers each. The third row of seats in the Highlander is best suited for kids with just 27.7 inches of legroom. By contrast, that third row in the Pilot can accommodate adults, too. It sports a far roomier 32 inches of legroom.

 

SUV Performance Specs

So, what’s under the hoods of the Honda Pilot and Toyota Highlander? The base engine in the Toyota SUV is a 2.7L 4-cylinder. With 185 horsepower on tap, it can make the drive from Point A to Point B without trouble. However, many test drivers have found that it struggles to get up to speed with a full cabin.

The base engine in the Honda SUV, meanwhile, is more potent. The 3.5L V6 cranks out 280 horsepower and allows for much livelier driving dynamics. You’ll have the acceleration you need to handle all sorts of driving situations, like passing and merging on the highway.

Both SUVs offer available all-wheel drive (AWD), in a bid to give you more grip on wet and slippery roads, when you need it most.

 

Technology for Your Entertainment

When you need to keep kids (or adults!) in the backseats occupied, you’ll like that both the 2019 Pilot and Highlander offer available rear entertainment systems. Both are Blu-ray™ compatible: You’ll get a 9-inch screen in the Toyota SUV and a 10.2-inch screen in the Pilot.

Infotainment-wise, you’ll find excellent available multimedia systems in these SUVs—ones that are user-friendly and highly responsive. However, only the Honda system has Apple CarPlay™ and Android Auto™, which let you connect your smartphone and access your apps, including your personal music library!

 

Honda Pilot vs Toyota Highlander: The Verdict

As you can see from our car comparison, the 2019 Honda Pilot and Toyota Highlander are two impressive vehicles. Drivers across Fresno, Clovis, and Visalia have a tough choice to make: Which midsize SUV is best for that daily drive?

We think you’ll like the key ways the Honda SUV stands out, from its spacious third row to its more potent base engine. If you want to try it out yourself, schedule a test drive right here at Selma Honda!

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